Ferrari F2008

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Ferrari F2008
Luca Badoer 2008 test.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Scuderia Ferrari
Designer(s) Italy Mario Almondo
(Director of Operations)
Italy Aldo Costa
(Technical Director)
France Gilles Simon
(Chief Engineer)
Greece Nicholas Tombazis
(Chief Designer)
Predecessor F2007
Successor F60
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front) Independent suspension, pushrod activated torsion springs
Suspension (rear) As front
Engine Ferrari 056 2398cc V8 (90°) 19,000 RPM-Limited
Transmission Ferrari 7 speeds + reverse Semiautomatic sequential, electronically controlled, longitudinal gearbox, quick-shift Limited-slip differential
Weight 605 kg (1,333.8 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Shell V-Power ULG 64 Fuel
Shell SL-1098 Lubricant
Tyres Bridgestone
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Notable drivers 1. Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2. Brazil Felipe Massa
Debut 2008 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
18 8 8 13
Constructors' Championships 1 (2008)
Drivers' Championships 0

The Ferrari F2008 is a Formula One motor racing car, which Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro used to compete in the 2008 Formula One season.

The car was unveiled to the public on January 6, 2008. It features a new standard Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which is the electronic system that controls all the cars, produced by McLaren Electronic Systems. This was included to comply with the new regulations. The ECU also removes most of the driver aids used in previous seasons, including traction control, engine braking and electronically assisted starting system. It also makes the management of the differential, engine and gearchanges easier.[citation needed]

The car also weighs more than last season's F2007 chassis due to rule changes which includes the gearbox which has to be used for four consecutive races, higher side protection around the drivers helmet etc.[citation needed]

World champion Kimi Räikkönen gave the car its first shakedown at Ferrari's Fiorano test track on January 7, 2008.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

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Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
2008 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari V8 B AUS MAL BHR ESP TUR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN EUR BEL ITA SIN JPN CHN BRA 172 1st
Räikkönen 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 3 3 3
Massa Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13 7 2 1

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Räikkönen's fastest lap at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is still the lap record as of 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry, Alan (ed.) (2008). AUTOCOURSE 2008-09. Crash Media Group. pp. 54–56. ISBN 978-1-905334-31-5. 
  2. ^ "Ferrari F2008 - vented nosecone assembly". Formula One official website. 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 

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